Friends,

It's hard to believe it's been more than three months since we closed our doors. The world has changed so much, but one thing remains the same we're here, curating the very best new releases, repertory titles, streaming recommendations, and special events for you .

We hope our films offer you new perspectives, uplifting stories, and inspiring subjects for these challenging times. If there's anything you'd like to see from us, reach out and let us know.

Wishing you all the best,
Your friends at Amherst Cinema
Film expert and frequent Amherst Cinema collaborator Nina Kleinberg returns this Wednesday, June 24 at 7pm to discuss SALT OF THE EARTH, the only feature film ever purposely suppressed by the federal government at every stage of production.  Click here to get your ticket for this popular Zoom seminar!
Our Summer Membership Drive is back! Join or renew by August 31 and receive a free film pass, valid once we reopen.
Now playing via Virtual Cinema

During our temporary closure, we're excited to bring you opportunities to watch new release titles on your home screen while directly supporting Amherst Cinema. When you watch these films at home, the cost of the digital "ticket" is split between the film distributor and Amherst Cinema - just like when you buy a ticket at the box office.
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Incorporating exultant dance sequences, AVIVA captures the tumultuous affair of transatlantic lovers Aviva and Eden, with each character played by two different actors.
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In this New York Times Critic's Pick, a former beauty queen and single mom prepares her daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.
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Jess is ecstatic to be the egg donor and surrogate for her best friend and his husband. But the friends face a moral dilemma when a test comes back with unexpected results.
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MY DARLING VIVIAN presents for the first time the story of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters.
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This documentary reveals the fascinating life and vivid imagination of visionary painter Hieronymus Bosch.
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This New York Times Critic's Pick follows Dujuan, a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy struggling to balance his traditional upbringing with an oppressive state education.
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This essential French caper, made in exile by a blacklisted American director, is one of cinema's greatest and most groundbreaking heist films.
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Celebrate Pride Month three landmark films of queer cinema in beautiful restorations, all available for a single ticket.
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A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after taking in a young couple. Elisabeth Moss stars in the newest from Josephine Decker.
SCIENCE ON SCREEN:
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This inspiring documentary chronicles the researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.
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A Scrabble-obsessed patriarch (Bill Nighy) investigates an online player who might be his estranged son.

In celebration of Pride Month, we’re recommending streaming picks that elevate LGBTQ+ voices and narratives.
THE ROYAL ROAD
dir. Jenni Olson, 2015
A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, THE ROYAL ROAD offers up a primer on Junipero Serra's Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, the pursuit of unavailable women, butch identity, and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigoall against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voice-over cameo by Tony Kushner. Director Jenni Olson brought this bold, innovative film to our Bellwether series in 2019.

Available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Kanopy .
TANGERINE
dir. Sean Baker, 2015
It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles.

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dir. Robin Campillo, 2017
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates, and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group's radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Looking for streaming selections from our staff, board, and volunteers? Check out our archive of At-Home Cinema Selections and look for more in upcoming e-newsletters throughout our temporary closure.
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